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BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Blue

BeagleBone optimized for robotics and machine control

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To optimize BeagleBone for education, BeagleBone Blue was created that integrates many components for robotics and machine control, including connectors for off-the-shelf robotic components. For education, this means you can quickly start talking about topics such as programming and control theory, without needing to spend so much time on electronics. The goal is to still be very hackable for learning electronics as well, including being fully open hardware.

BeagleBone Blue's legacy is primarily from contributions to BeagleBone Black robotics by UCSD Flow Control and Coordinated Robotics Lab, Strawson Design, Octavo Systems, WowWee, National Instruments LabVIEW and of course the BeagleBoard.org Foundation.

Terms

These design materials are NOT SUPPORTED and DO NOT constitute a reference design. Only “community” support is allowed via resources at BeagleBoard.org/discuss.

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE DESIGN MATERIALS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE DESIGN MATERIALS “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE DESIGN MATERIALS IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE DESIGN MATERIALS PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

In other words, you may use the design materials as you choose and there is no license with regards to usage in the manufacturing process. We mean it, these design materials may be totally unsuitable for any purposes. Don't blame us!

As a general rule, we don't encourage use of this or other off-the-shelf single board computers in commercial products without engaging with a manufacturer to create a supplier agreement and make sure that you can get material as your business demands. Further, we do update the design on occasions where we find it necessary and won't guarantee a supply of older revisions, though we do seek periodic manufacturing of all of our boards for a period of roughly 10 years and will make design changes to replace obsolete parts and that may impact your usage. If you do opt to use it in a product, you take full responsibility for that product.

Do not use the BeagleBoard.org logo or trademarks (such as BeagleBoard and BeagleBone) on your products without a logo license from the BeagleBoard.org Foundation, but feel free to reference BeagleBoard.org.

See the LICENSE file regarding the copyright of these materials.